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About the Course

The majority of data in the world is unlabeled and unstructured. Shallow neural networks cannot easily capture relevant structure in, for instance, images, sound, and textual data. Deep networks are capable of discovering hidden structures within this type of data. In this course you’ll use TensorFlow library to apply deep learning to different data types in order to solve real world problems. Learning Outcomes: After completing this course, learners will be able to: • explain foundational TensorFlow concepts such as the main functions, operations and the execution pipelines. • describe how TensorFlow can be used in curve fitting, regression, classification and minimization of error functions. • understand different types of Deep Architectures, such as Convolutional Networks, Recurrent Networks and Autoencoders. • apply TensorFlow for backpropagation to tune the weights and biases while the Neural Networks are being trained....

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Jul 2, 2020

Deep Learning made me feel that there is a way to build models and classify data so easily and in a skillful way. Amazing course!


May 26, 2020

Not so often i wish a course would be longer and more in depth I really enjoyed using TF I'll look some other courses about it

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By Wessikè H

Jun 8, 2020

Good and well explained course !

By Timi K

Jul 20, 2020

Thank you! I enjoyed the course

By Russell C

Feb 18, 2022

Excellent hands-on learning!

By Mohd N K

May 27, 2020

very clearly explained

By M M A

Jul 7, 2020

Really a good course

By Vivek K G

Jul 26, 2020

Good Course Content

By Mel A

Jul 16, 2020

Intuitive hands-on.


Sep 21, 2020

awesome course

By Mateus R

Jun 17, 2020

Great course!!

By Julien V

Jun 3, 2020

Great course !

By oyenola p

Jul 13, 2022

great course

By Luis C M R

Feb 23, 2022

Really clear!

By Branly F L

Apr 27, 2020

Very Good..!!

By Aditya M P

Dec 8, 2020

Good Course

By Samira G

Jun 1, 2020

Love it....

By Sandipan C

Aug 29, 2021

Nice Info

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By Roger P

Aug 31, 2021

This is a good introduction to Tensorflow. Like all Coursera courses I've experienced to date, there were plusses and minuses.

The good side of each of these courses: * The courses cover the main concepts (building models, limitations, challenges, etc). They covered activation functions, Convolutions, width and depth of models, Gradient Descent and learning rate issues.

* The lessons don't oversimplify, but give you the tools you need to explore further on your own if you wish.

* Replies to my forum questions were actually surprisingly quickly answered. I was expecting the forums to be filled with months-old unanswered questions.

* Being able to replay videos was invaluable.

The less-good side:

* The exams are token, often multiple choice with unlimited retries. That is fine.

* The lessons are often replete with misspellings, grammar errors and ambiguous quiz questions.

* Sometimes, due to the stochastic nature of ML models, the errors/mispredictions differ between the Grading Rubrics and legitimately obtained results.

Would I do it again? My answer is this- I feel for six courses I have the equivalent of one junior-level semester survey course's worth of information and experience. However I was able to do it on my own time starting immediately, at my own pace, replaying the lectures at will and all for a tiny fraction of the cost and time of a college course. I do believe I have a starting point to pursue more advanced topics and for that I believe it was well worth it.

By Prent R

Dec 7, 2021

I felt the labs failed to illustrate the reasons why we were learning the concepts. They did not use examples that would have shown how the tools would have value with real projects. For example: Building Deep Learning Models with TensorFlow/ML0120EN-3.1-Reveiw-LSTM-basics only illustrated some very limited concepts. Instead of an example that had value, it was just variables and numbers. The same is true for labs_ML0120EN-3.2-Review-LSTM-LanguageModelling_with_results.ipynb. It did not actually model anything of relevance. It had a section on # Define the gradient clipping threshold, without explaining why that is important. This was true with most of the exercises. When I compare that with a course like Introduction to Deep Learning & Neural Networks with Keras the differences are vast. Keras is a simple interface and all the examples were clear and had real world applications for business. Not so with this course. A huge disappointment, and a terrible waste of time.

By Omri

Aug 13, 2020

This is a great course and a great instructor. I also loved his course on Machine Learning with Python. My major criticism, relevant also for the course on Keras in the AI Engineering program, is that the lectures and labs are not updated to the new versions of packages. The new versions of Tensorflow, Tensorflow2.0, were changed significantly relative to the version used here. Moreover, Keras in now TensorFlow's official high-level API, which means that the code learned in these courses cannot be used for new data without implementing the new syntax of these libraries. I hope IBM will update the learning material more frequently so these wonderful courses will keep being relevant.

By A A A

Jul 7, 2020

The instructor Saeed Aghabozorgi did an excellent job in explaining the concepts in a way everything can be understood easily. However, I still think 5 weeks is not enough for this course, given TensorFlow is more difficult to learn than PyTorch. The basics could be covered in more detail, including the tf.get_variable(), tf.gradient(), calculating gradients and other functions that were used. There could be a lecture for Linear Regression and Logistic Regression and these 2 could be moved to a separate week instead. Also, please upgrade the code to work on TensorFlow 2.1. The current code designed for TensorFlow 1.8 didn't work especially the part where datasets are to be loaded.

By bob n

Oct 15, 2020

Four stars because some of the labs (and none of the lectures) have not been brought up to the current version of TensorFlow. There are significant differences between 1.x and 2.x, especially in the paralell processing. I don't expect a course to send me on wild goose chases across the internet having to bring their examples up to current versions. I guess you get what you pay for, no surprise that Big Blue isn't current.